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Fri, May 25, 2018

Airborne 05.23.18: KSMO Legal Woes, B777X Folding Wingtip, #OSH18COOL Campaign

Also: 2nd ERAU Arrow Wing Cracked, Memphis Airport, Orbital ATK Launch, Flexjet Pilot Salaries

Last week, representatives from the City of Santa Monica and the FAA sat before a judge in the D.C. Circuit Court jointly defending their consent decree that led to the shortening of the runway at KSMO, and will eventually lead to its closure. The two were before the court to respond to a Petition to Review filed by aviation interest groups in February 2017 asking the court to invalidate the Settlement Agreement between the FAA and the City. That agreement gave the city the authority to shorten the runway, which it did last December. The FAA has certified Boeing's design for folding wingtips on the 777X airliner that will allow the aircraft to operate at existing airport gates. The FAA said that the Boeing Model 777-8 and 777-9 airplanes will incorporate CFRP wings with folding wingtips. Boeing will inco

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Fri, May 25, 2018

Garmin Introduces The G3000H Integrated Flight Deck

New Avionics For The Part 27 VFR/IFR Turbine Helicopter Market

Garmin has introduced the G3000H, an IFR-capable integrated flight deck specifically designed for Part 27 turbine helicopters. The forward-fit G3000H offers a number of features, including WAAS/SBAS, ILS approach capability, VFR and IFR helicopter charts and Connext wireless integration. It’s also equipped for ADS-B In/Out, offers visual approach guidance and an HSI map.

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Fri, May 25, 2018

United Technologies Plans To Hire 35,000 People

Will Make $15 Billion Investment In The U.S. Over Next Five Years

United Technologies has announced plans to hire 35,000 people and make investments of more than $15 billion in research and development (R&D) and capital expenditures (CapEx) in the United States over the next five years (2018-2022).

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Fri, May 25, 2018

Air Zermatt Celebrates 50 Years Of Operations With New Bell 429 Delivery

Company Specializes In High Mountain Operations In The Swiss Alps

Transportation and rescue company, Air Zermatt, commemorates 50 years of high mountain operations in the Swiss Alps and celebrates the delivery of a new Bell 429 aircraft. The aviation organization maintains a close relationship with Bell.

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Fri, May 25, 2018

Florida Man Sentenced For Operating An Aircraft Without A License

FAA Revoked Mark Lewis Pullen's Pilot Certificate In 2012

On May 16, 2018, Mark Lewis Pullen, Green Cove Springs, FL was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Pensacola, Florida, for operating an aircraft without a valid airman’s certificate.

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Fri, May 25, 2018

Airbus-Built GRACE-FO Satellites Successfully Launched From California

Maps Of Earth’s Gravitational Field Will Indicate Movement Of Liquid Water, Ice And Land Masses

The twin GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On) satellites, developed and built by Airbus, were successfully launched Tuesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in CA using a Falcon 9 launcher. GRACE-FO is a joint project between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam, near Berlin.

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Fri, May 25, 2018

U.K.'s HMS Queen Elizabeth Ship's Crew Finally Meets The F-35B

Jet To Undergo Shipboard Trials This Fall

Members of the flying control and flight deck control teams aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), flagship of the Royal Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers, visited Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland this week for their first live peek at the F-35B Lightning II, ahead of the jet’s first trials aboard the ship this fall.

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Fri, May 25, 2018

EASA Approves Flying Colours ADS-B Out Installation On Bombardier Challenger 300

Complements FAA Approval Issued In 2017

EASA has granted approval to Flying Colours to install ADS-B Out tracking technology on Bombardier Challenger 300 airframes operating within its jurisdiction. The announcement, made just ahead of EBACE 2018, follows the same approval from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), and complements the existing FAA approval issued in 2017. Flying Colours already holds supplemental type certificates for the installation of ADS-B Out equipment installation on Bombardier Challenger 600-2B16 (604 and 605), from the FAA, EASA and TCCA.

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Fri, May 25, 2018

Flyht Re-Signs Loyal Customer To Five-Year Contract

Unnamed Customer Operates In North America

Flyht Aerospace Solutions has signed a Software as a Service (SaaS) contract renewal with an existing customer. The value of this renewal agreement with the airline is $1.03 million, assuming the Company provides services over the full term of the five (5) year contract.

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Fri, May 25, 2018

ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You!

Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.

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